ProNovate has been closely monitoring the ongoing state of affairs with VW as they continue to fight the fires left from their global emissions cheating scandal.
VW has admitted that about 11 million cars worldwide, including around 91,000 in Australia, are affected by the diesel emissions scandal. The models believed to be affected in the Australian market are:
54,745 Volkswagen passenger cars:
Golf (2009-2013), Polo (2009-2014), Jetta (2010-2015), Passat CC (2008-2012), Volkswagen CC (2011-2015), Passat (2008-2015), Eos (2008-2014) and Tiguan (2008-2015).
5,148 SKODA cars:
Octavia (2009-2013), Yeti (2011-2015) and Superb (2009-2015).
17,256 Volkswagen commercial vehicles:
Caddy (2010-2015) and Amarok (2011-2012).
(Source: Volkswagen Australia Group)
There is also expected to be around 14,000 diesel Audi models affected.
Volkswagen Group Australia Managing Director John White said “We understand the disappointment and frustration felt by our customers, dealers and partners in Australia and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.” He added “It is important for customers to note that all affected vehicles remain technically safe and driveable and that we will contact them in time to advise what the next steps are. We are doing everything possible to fix the problem and will be making further announcements in the near future.”
VW’s new Chief Executive Matthias Mueller also told global employees the company will fight to limit the fallout on its workforce of 600,000 at over 100 plants worldwide. In the United States alone, VW faces up to $18 billion in fines just from just the Environmental Protection Agency, plus potential payouts from class action lawsuits and fines from other regulators. “As for jobs at Volkswagen: We still do not know today what impact the crisis will have,” he said.
Customers in Australia who would like further information can contact Volkswagen’s customer call centre on 1800 607 822 from 8:30am-8:00pm, Monday to Friday Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time (excluding all National and NSW public holidays), or to check if your vehicle is effected please visit http://volkswagendieselinfo.com.au/ and enter your vehicle’s VIN. If you are unsure of your VIN, please contact ProNovate and we will gladly assist.
For any clients who have orders on any affected vehicles please contact ProNovate to discuss your new vehicle options: